I was leaving Costco with a cart loaded high. (Strawberries! Croissants! Boursin cheese! A giant pack of toilet paper!) I noticed two women walking a bit ahead of me who each looked about my age and size, and I found myself evaluating their wardrobe choices. One was wearing jeans that tended towards being Mom Jeans, a boxy shirt, and had her hair pulled back in a long, bland ponytail. The other had on sleek, neutral-toned sandals, a nice pair of tan capris, and a stylish loose-fitting short-sleeved cotton top over a close-fitting tee. Then I noticed the cotton top’s tag was showing. I looked again, and her shirt’s seams were also exposed–she definitely had her shirt on inside-out. Unless that short-lived trend from the 80s is back, I can’t imagine she was wearing her shirt inside-out on purpose.
A couple minutes later I had finished loading most of my groceries and had just grabbed the giant pack of toilet paper when I heard wheels on asphalt and turned to see my cart rolling away at top speed. I turned and chased it, and as I reached with one hand to grab it, the toilet paper slipped out of my other hand and landed in the middle of the road. I laughed, but hoped there hadn’t been many witnesses. If there had, at least they’d have been distracted from noticing any of my wardrobe mishaps.